The American Reader: Words That Moved a Nation
Harper Collins, 05.09.2000. - 656 страница
The American Reader is a stirring and memorable anthology that captures the many facets of American culture and history in prose and verse. The 200 poems, speeches, songs, essays, letters, and documents were chosen both for their readability and for their significance. These are the words that have inspired, enraged, delighted, chastened, and comforted Americans in days gone by. Gathered here are the writings that illuminate -- with wit, eloquence, and sometimes sharp words -- significant aspects of national conciousness. They reflect the part that all Americans -- black and white, native born and immigrant, Hispanic, Asian, and Native American, poor and wealthy -- have played in creating the nation's character.
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... VICTOR DEBS : Statement to the Court 432 MARGARET SANGER : The Right
to One's Body 435 EDNA ST . VINCENT MILLAY : First Fig 439 Poems of Angel
Island 440 YOUNGHILL KANG : A Korean Discovers New York 441 STEPHEN xii
... to 492 Congress Poems Contents * xiii.
FRANKLIN DELANO ROOSEVELT : War Message to 492 Congress Poems of the
Issei 494 ROBERT CRAWFORD : The Army Air Corps 496 FRANK LOESSER :
Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition 497 LEARNED HAND : The Spirit of ...
Gathered here are the classic speeches, poems, arguments, and songs that
illuminate—with wit, eloquence, or sharp ... was a group of family or friends,
sharing with each other a favorite poem or discovering for the first time a stirring
In effect, I am acknowledging that I have not—after extensive searching—found
poems, essays, speeches, or songs ... We tend now to turn to social scientists
rather than poets and songwriters to express and understand our concerns, and